Private Docent-Led Tours

To ensure the availability of docents, the tour reservations must be scheduled at least 6 weeks in advance. Each tour is approximately one hour in length. To ensure a high quality visit to the Garden, groups can be no larger than 3for general Garden tours, tour caps may be lower for certain Specialty Tours.

Groups are asked to make arrangements to assign at least 1 adult for every 7 children.

Ride sharing is strongly encouraged because of our limited parking. Buses longer than 31 feet are not permitted.

There is a fee of $200 per 10 guests for General Tours - prices and participant limits vary for Specialty Tours. Payment is due 30 days prior to your tour.

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For more information, please contact the Education Department or call (805) 682-4726 ext 160. 

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Private Docent-Led Tour Registration Request

If you would like a Specialty Tour, please describe your needs.

Group Details

Max 30

Primary Contact

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Group Leader

Please provide a contact that will be with the group on the day of their tour (if different than the primary contact). It is necessary to include a cellphone number in case of last minute cancellations or emergencies.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Additional Information

Please provide any additional information that will help the docents prepare for your tour.